Welcome First Generation Students & Families!

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A first generation college student (FGCS) is one whose parents did not receive a bachelor’s degree (4-year degree).

RSVP Here – First Generation Students & Families Luncheon
(by invitation only)

Advice from UR Campus Community

Encouraging quotes from anonymous students to their peers:

  • “Don't let distractions get in the way of your success.”
  • “It really is all worth it in the end.”
  • “Know when you need help, where you need help, how you need help, and then actively seek it out.”
  • “Don't be discouraged by students who come from different backgrounds.”
  • You were selected to attend this university because of what you could offer… you deserve this.”
  • “You CAN do college work. You have what it takes and there is a whole group of people here to walk alongside you.”
  • “Be yourself, do what you love NOT what you "should" do, and have FUN!”
  • “Connect. Connect with peers, especially those who are older. Learn from their experiences and reach out to them for guidance.”